Marcia Wheeler Gatlin, 68,
the widow of Woodrow George “Woody” Gatlin, Jr., finished this earthly
race entering her eternal home, Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at MUSC.
Mrs. Gatlin was born the
daughter of Waymond Lamont Wheeler and Sara Elizabeth “Libby” Johnson Wheeler
on December 27, 1951 in Andrews. She was the owner and operator
of Ramblewood Kennels. She was very well known for her accomplishments
with AKC and UKC with her Boykins in Show and confirmation, and dock diving.
She was a Gold level Breeder for the Boykin Spaniel Society and has produced
some of the highest quality Boykins that has brought so much love into
so many homes. Marcia believed in carrying on the tradition and love
for the breed that her father instilled in her.
She was born the second
of four siblings: Avis Smith (Lewis), Monty Wheeler (Judy), and Frankie
She leaves behind: her mother;
two children, Travis (Celeste) Gatlin and Tess G. (Brad) McConnell; four
grandchildren, Jordan, Gunnar, Jana, and Brody; her siblings, Avis, Monty,
and Frankie; and her fur baby, Newt.
She was predeceased by:
her husband, Woody; and her father, Waymond Lamont Wheeler.
A Celebration of Life Service
will be 3PM, Sunday, September 13, 2020 at The Christian Fortress.
Interment will follow in the Harmony Cemetery directed by the Andrews Chapel
of McKenzie Funeral Home.
The Gatlin family will receive
family and friends prior to the service from 1:30 – 2:30 PM in the church
The Gatlin family will also
receive family and friends Friday evening and Saturday evening from 6-8PM
at the Gatlin home.
Memorials may be made to:
Operation Little Brown Dog, c/o Cindi Love, Executive Director, 1509 Blue
Water Drive, Freeport, TX 77541 OR Boykin Spaniel Rescue, c/o Culbertson,
1611 Franklin Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401.
Due to Covid-19, the family
asks that everyone please practice social distancing and facemasks are
McKenzie Funeral Home is
honored to serve the Gatlin family.